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Career Strategies

The world’s music landscape is continuously changing, and musicians’ careers are evolving in new directions. The Office of Career Strategies helps give students the tools and knowledge to take charge of their careers.

The office provides counsel, career coaching, programs, and resources to assist Yale School of Music students in launching and managing their careers and to prepare them for roles as artists and cultural leaders. Students can:

Students can also enroll in the career strategies class Music 621, Creating Financially Sustainable Careers in the Arts, which teaches the entrepreneurial skills that today’s musicians need to have.

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past workshops

So Percussion on creating a successful ensemble

Members of So Percussion — Adam Sliwinski ’09DMA and Josh Quillen ’06MM — shared insights on creating and running a successful ensemble. Their presentation focused on marketing, particularly how So’s four members have leveraged social media and their network of relationships.

Technology and its impact on the field of classical music

This panel discussion featured Greg Anderson ’13DMA, one half of the innovative Anderson & Roe Piano Duo; Anya Grundmann, Executive Producer of NPR Music; and Jessica Lustig, Managing Director and Founding Partner of 21C Media Group, who was also the project architect of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

The future of symphony orchestras 

This event featured a conversation among Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras; Anne-Marie Soulliere, the president of Fidelity Foundations and a member of the YSM Board of Visitors; and Carolyn Kuan, the music director and conductor of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Great Materials: Resumes and Cover Letters

These workshops covered how to write the different types of résumés and cover letters that today’s musicians need, along with templates and examples of these materials.